Savannah Songwriters Series
Sun., March. 1, at 6 – 7:30 pm
Johnny Harris Restaurant
1651 East Victory Dr. 31404
Free admission, though reservations are advised.
All ages. Non-smoking.
The Savannah Songwriter’s Series will present a unusual showcase Sun., March 1, when Britt Scott, Anna Chandler and Cyrstina Parker join host songwriter Thomas Oliver.
Those familiar with the Savannah music scene will recognize those three names as being associated with several bands – American Hologram, COEDs and, of course, the Lovely Locks.
Fiercely independent as songwriters and musicians, the three ladies have performed individually at SSS showcases, but never together. They will bring their original tunes to Johnny Harris Restaurant for an writers-in-the-round showcase.
Since she found a guitar at age three and beat it to shreds, Crystina Parker has been commanding audiences from coast to coast with her viscerally emotive brand of folk music.
After relocating to Savannah from Los Angeles in 2010, this storytelling raconteur quickly established herself as one of the most passionate, hardest-playing songwriters on the Savannah scene.
Britt Scott was the staple performer at The House of Mata Hari (Savannah’s only speakeasy). She is also a member of American Hologram (with Eric Britt and Craig Tanner) and has provided on special occasions the vocals for the popular instrumental group, Velvet Caravan.
Anna Chandler, from Greenville, SC, came to Savannah, as so many have, to attend SCAD. While attending school on a creative writing scholarship, Chandler fell in love with Savannah. In 2009, Chandler and Devin Smith formed General Oglethorpe & the Panhandlers.
She is now a vocalist, guitarist and accordionist with COEDS and Lovely Locks. She also covers the Savannah music scene for Connect.
A lifelong lover of all-American rock ‘n’ roll, folk songs and hymns, and lush harmonies, Chandler’s lyrics are flushed with realism, urgency, a little paranoia and a healthy dose of Southern sweat.
Tybee Island songwriter Thomas Oliver released his third CD, “The Edge of America,” in 2013. Red Line Roots said, “…in a world of people trying to make country music and falling short, [Thomas Oliver] soars high above the competition.”
He will be releasing a four-song EP later this Spring.
His Lazaretto Creek Band plays a mixture of country blues and Americana classics along with his originals.
Thomas is a producer of the Savannah Songwriters Series, which showcases original music the first Sunday at Johnny Harris’ restaurant in Savannah.
Local songwriters who would like to be considered for a SSS showcase, should email links to their music to email@example.com